Collin Morikawa drinks in his Open success by downing a pint from the Claret jug


Collin Morikawa drinks in his Open success by downing a pint from the Claret Jug as American celebrates his historic second major triumph at just 24

  • Morikawa has delivered on his promise to drink a pint from the Claret jug
  • The American was eager to drink in the history of his achievement 
  • He celebrated at the Lodge at Princes Golf Club, next to Royal St George’s

New Open champion Collin Morikawa has delivered on his promise to drink a pint from the Claret jug. 

The American was eager to drink in the history of his achievement and asked his caddie to choose the celebratory tipple. 

And staff at the Lodge at Princes Golf Club, next to Royal St George’s, were happy to join in the celebrations.

Open champ Collin Morikawa has delivered on his promise to drink a pint from the Claret jug

Open champ Collin Morikawa has delivered on his promise to drink a pint from the Claret jug

Staff at the Lodge at Princes Golf Club were happy to join in the celebrations

Staff at the Lodge at Princes Golf Club were happy to join in the celebrations

Staff at the Lodge at Princes Golf Club were happy to join in the celebrations

The 24-year-old admitted it had been hard not to enjoy a drink with the caddies in the hotel bar during the tournament.

But Morikawa was able to enjoy a pint before heading back to the States.

Morikawa held off a thrilling challenge from Jordan Spieth to create history with victory in the 149th Open on his championship debut at a sun-drenched Royal St George’s on Sunday.

The 24-year-old, who won the 2020 USPGA Championship, answered any doubts over himself

The 24-year-old, who won the 2020 USPGA Championship, answered any doubts over himself

Collin Morikawa won The Open at the first attempt as he finished 15 under par on Sunday

Morikawa, who won the 2020 US PGA Championship on just his second major start, held his nerve superbly on the closing stretch to become the first player to win two different majors at their first attempt.

A closing 66 gave the 24-year-old a winning total of 15 under par and two-shot victory, with Spieth also returning a 66 and world number one Jon Rahm doing likewise to share third on 11 under with 54-hole leader Louis Oosthuizen.

Morikawa made history by winning US PGA Championship and the Open at the first attempt

Morikawa made history by winning US PGA Championship and the Open at the first attempt

Morikawa made history by winning US PGA Championship and the Open at the first attempt



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